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The Royal George
The best of both worlds, The Royal George combines traditional brick paving and timber, with contemporary touches that include a split-level interior and a balcony overlooking the grand pool table area below. Discreetly lit, the George has an easy warmth and charm that makes it a great place to relax, chill and enjoy some great pub food. Drop in and enjoy the George’s modern take on a traditional favourite.
Head chef Christopher Whitehead is a master at sourcing the freshest produce to create his mouth watering menus. At ivy's Palings and Royal George, his creations include fresh salads and seafood, grilled meats and classic pub dishes.
Christopher Whitehead is head chef of ivy's Palings Kitchen & Bar and The Royal George. Paling's warm and welcoming informal eatery offers four distinct dining choices with Christopher overseeing the deli and grill featuring salads, gourmet sandwiches, roasts and more. The Royal George celebrates classic pub food, adding a modern twist to traditional favourites as well as seasonal specials.
Since joining Merivale in 2007, Christopher has led the kitchen at Mad Cow, ivy’s former New York-style grill achieving one hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2011. There, Christopher created dishes that were produce driven, using the best seasonal ingredients to create flavoursome food and culinary delights. Mad Cow closed in October 2012 to allow for Palings Kitchen & Bar.
Earlier in his career, Christopher worked with Gay Bilson and Janni Kyritsis at Berowra Waters Inn for four years learning his trade in every department of the kitchen until he was lured by Peter Doyle (est.) at Cicada with whom he worked for a further five years.
In 2002, Christopher received his first Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide hat for Bond Restaurant. The following six years Christopher was executive chef at one of Sydney’s busiest and most successful restaurants, the Opera Bar, which at its peak served over 5,000 covers per week.
Join us at The Royal George for the happiest of hours. Pints, spirits and wine $6 and $1 buffalo wings!
Check out Royal George's menu including the Royal Burger, Spicy BBQ buffalo wings, daily specials and of course everyone's favourite schinitzel.
The grand pool table area is perfect of a casual game with friends over a pint. It is open and available during lunch and dinner trade. Better yet, it is free so it is the perfect way to take a break, relax and unwind.